The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


March 7, 2014

Religion briefs from March 7, 2014

- — Well-known ‘McKameys’ in concert tonight

SLIPPERY ROCK – A nationally-known southern gospel group, The McKameys, will give a concert at 7 p.m. today in Slippery Rock Baptist Church, 435 Keister Road.

The Tennessee-based group formed in 1954 and plays about 150 days a year throughout North America. One of the original members, Peg McKamey Bean, remains in the group, which has recorded 25 No. 1 singles. Awards have been won in categories including favorite song, favorite singer and favorite musician.

An offering will be received.

M&M Kids program emphasizes trusting God

HERMITAGE – The M&M Kids of New Virginia United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Keel Ridge Road, will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Theme will be “Trusting God Helps Us Stand Strong,” highlighting Jesus dying and coming back to life (Luke 22:39-24:12) and featuring a tomb craft and Mighty Kingdom Sand Art.

Children from preschool to sixth grade are welcome.

Thorpe Trio sings at Lebanon Presbyterian

LACKAWANNOCK TOWNSHIP -- Chuck Thorpe Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 2090 Mercer-West Middlesex Road.

BJ Rudge to speak at Sharon Alliance

SHARON – Sharon Alliance Church, 53 South Oakland Ave., will welcome Dr. BJ Rudge of Bill Rudge Ministries in Hermitage as guest speaker Sunday. He will speak at 9:30 a.m. on understanding evil from a biblical perspective and at 10:45 on how to trust God through difficult times.

South Py church slates ‘Art of Marriage’ series

SOUTH PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP – Couples are encouraged to attend “The Art of Marriage” series which will be presented at South Pymatuning Community Church, 3400 Tamarack Drive, for six consecutive Sunday nights beginning Sunday. All sessions run from 5 to 6 p.m.

Based on the “Art of Marriage Weekend” events sponsored nationwide by Family Life, the sessions include expert teaching, engaging stories and man-on-the-street interviews to portray God’s design in marriage.

To register, call the church at 724-962-4601. Childcare is provided.

Guest to speak at Word Centered Fellowship

SHARON – Word Centered Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 710 Carnegie St., will hold a Lenten service, “The Way of the Cross,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Guest speaker will be the Rev. Michele Askerneese, pastor of The Valley Church of God, Hermitage.

Sabella to speak Sunday at IHS Gospel service

HERMITAGE -- Pastor Ty Sabella will be the first speaker at 7 p.m. Sunday for a series of Lenten services at IHS Gospel Ministries, 786 Karen Lane. Pastor Sabella has served many Disciples of Christ churches and is interim pastor at Warren (Ohio) Disciples of Christ Church.

Refreshments will follow.

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